15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Aswan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Cairo

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, walk around Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo vacation planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In September, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh journey planning app .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

3
nights
Hurghada

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step out of Luxor with an excursion to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxor road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Animalia, then step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aswan trip planner .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Aswan are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find out how to plan a trip to Abu Simbel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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